I know this isn't the "home brewing" forums..but figure I've been talking to you guys for so long, about wiring and such, I'd post this question here as well, rather than asking a "newby" question over on the Brewing forums.
Anyway, I just bought a 1/4 barrel keg, and gonna be using it to make...... E85 for my vehicle :)
Anyway, I am wanting to make it electrically heated, rather than a turkey burner under it.
I purchased a 2000watt, 120vac water heater elment. NOW, I just want to build a SIMPLE "potentiometer" type of control for it, so I can CRANK the heat up to full to get the liquid up to temp, but then dial it down once specific temps are reached.
Now, I have built PIDS for smokers before, BUT I dont need anything that also reads temps as well..just a simple way to turn heat up or down.
I was thinking a Potentiometer, SSR or SCR, and that's about it.
If you guys could point me to some components to help me build this sucker, I would be grateful!